"Licking Stick – Licking Stick" is a song written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, and Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis and recorded by Brown as a two-part single in 1968. Byrd provides backing vocals on the song. It was the first stereo single release by King Records. The song was included on the album Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud.
The title of the song refers to a stick used to administer corporal punishment (a "licking").
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Brown performs live versions of "Licking Stick – Licking Stick" on his 1970 album Sex Machine, as well as on the 1998 release Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68.
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